A cooling plant inside Google's Hamina, Finland, data center Alphabet/Google
A cooling plant inside Google's Hamina, Finland, data center

Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: August 4, 2018

For your weekend reading, here are the most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week.

Google is Switching to a Self-Driving Data Center Management System - The company's use of AI to optimize data center efficiency has entered a new phase. Machine-learning algorithms are now adjusting cooling-plant settings automatically, in real-time, on a continuous basis.

Four Startups – Four Liquid Cooling Designs for Data Centers - These companies are innovating on the decades-old method for cooling computers.

Hot Chinese Data Center Stock GDS Under Siege From Short Seller - GDS Holdings saw its share price drop by more than half in less than one week. The Chinese data center provider’s shares have been going down for weeks, but accelerated Tuesday, following a short thesis by an activist investment fund.

Microsoft

Fan wall inside Microsoft's fifth-generation data center in Quincy, Washington

Generator Permit Indicates Microsoft Plans Big Quincy Data Center Expansion - Microsoft has filed for permits to add 72 diesel generators at its Quincy, Washington, data center campus. The move signals a big capacity expansion at the campus is in the works. The application prompted state ecology regulators to call a public hearing.

Alphabet/Google

Row of liquid-cooled TPU 3.0 pods inside a Google data center

When Air No Longer Cuts It: Inside Google’s AI-Driven Shift to Liquid Cooling - The company’s latest AI processors drove its data center power density to unprecedented levels.

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